A Chicago mother had to find some serious courage, as she had to turn in her own son for a robbery in Chicago recently.
According to CWBChicago.com, Zion Brown is accused of robbing a commuter train conductor at gunpoint. His attorney claims he needed money for lunch.
But the night of the crime, Brown’s mother saw the report of the robbery on television and recognized her son as the robber. She took him to the Calumet City police department to surrender.
Brown allegedly got $110 from the Metra Electric Line conductor, after holding him at gunpoint, with what he claimed was a BB gun.
“On Tuesday Feb. 15, at 2:07 p.m. a Metra Electric Line train pulled into the Van Buren Street Station in downtown Chicago,” Metra Police said in a statement. “At this time, the pictured offender, who was a passenger on the train, produced a black semi-automatic handgun and announced a robbery. He then proceeded to steal the conductor’s cash and fled on foot into the station. The second photo shows the offender on the platform with the weapon.”
Brown is currently a student at Loyola University of Chicago, and according to his attorney, he was on his way to class when he held up the conductor. He had no previous criminal background.
“With the public’s assistance, Metra Police arrested a suspect overnight in the robbery of a Metra conductor Tuesday afternoon at Van Buren Street Station.”
Brown attempted to appeal to the bond judge’s understanding of being a broke college student to avoid bond, but Cook County Judge Maryam Ahmad didn’t buy it and granted no bail for Brown.